Join us!


We are looking for new colleagues from diverse backgrounds, including: immunology, tissue biology, Cell and molecular biology, transcriptomics and genomics, bioengineering, and computational and systems biology. We aim to build an interdisciplinary and collaborative lab, where scientists work together to benefit and learn from each other's insights. 


We believe knowledge in mathematics, chemistry, physics, engineering, medicine are fundamental to help us achieve our goal. Accordingly, our lab is open to candidates from a range of biological sciences, chemical and physical sciences, and engineering. No particular experience or training is required! We are interested in growing our team at all levels, from summer interns and undergraduate students to postdoctoral and clinical fellows. Please see below for more details and contact Xu if you are interested!

Postdoc fellows

We are recruiting 1-2 postdoc fellows to join a interdisciplinary team. Candidates with strong experience in any of the following area are strongly encouraged to apply but not required.

  • Molecular and cell biology, genetic screening, protein engineering

  • Fluorescent and live-cell microscopic imaging

  • Immunology and animal disease models

  • Systems biology broadly defined (single-cell/bulk transcriptomic&genomic analysis,  mathematical modeling, machine learning)


Please send a cover letter briefly stating your research achievement and future interests, a CV and contact info for three references to Xu ( 

Graduate students

For Harvard Medical School / Harvard Univeristy affiliated graduate programs, please contact Xu to set up a time for discussion of possible rotation projects.

Undergraduate students/ summer interns

Students and graduates from any college or university are encouraged to write to Xu about summer or year-long research projects availability. Please include your research experience, relevant coursework, and a rough estimate of how long you plan to stay in the lab.

Visiting scholars

We welcome both domestic and International visiting scholars. Please reach out to Xu and include your CV, research interests, what you will bring and hope to achieve during your stay in the lab.